Tagged: brian koscak

Crowdfunding Portals: Current Status in Canada

The below presentation was delivered by Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada) Co-Chair Brian Koscak a the inaugural conference in Toronto on April 24, 2014.  The deck was delivered in association with a panel that included:  Carlos Pinto Lobo  from MaRS SVX, Sandi Gilbert… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Canada: Questions for the OSC

At the inaugural conference of the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada) held last month a panel was organized to tackle the proposed crowdfunding exemptions by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).  Presently the proposed rules are in a commenting period where interested parties are allowed… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding in Canada Today (Deck)

Below is a comprehensive presentation delivered by Brian Koscak, a partner at the law firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell.  Brian is also the co-chair of the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada) – a representative group for the emerging industry of equity crowdfunding…. Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada Hosts Standing Room Only Event

As part of a scheduled series of cross country events designed to spread the gospel of crowdfunding, the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada) hosted their inaugural conference in the financial district of Toronto to a packed crowd.  Tickets quickly sold out for the… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Leaders Announce New Alliance in Canada

United in the common purposes of promoting Equity Crowdfunding in Canada. Today, a group of companies and individuals dedicated to the developing Equity Crowdfunding industry in Canada, announced that they have come together by establishing the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada), Canada’s first… Read More

Angel Investors Can’t Sit on Crowdfunding Sidelines

The biggest mistake Canadian angel investors could make if and when equity crowdfunding is made more widely available in Canada “is to sit on the sidelines and do nothing and let crowdfunding pass them by,” says one of this country’s leading legal experts on the… Read More

Crowdfunding Roundtable to be Held in Toronto for Industry Update

Canada has a unique financial regulatory structure where each province is pretty much on its own.  But Canada has not shied away from the enormous benefits of crowdfunding, and in fact the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is poised to go live in Canada soon. Creating… Read More

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